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While meth is still the number one illicit drug in Rapid City, police officers have been seizing more heroin in the past two to three years, reports KOTA News. Legalization…
The City of Rapid City is working toward sole ownership of the City School Administration Center, reports KOTA News. Rapid City plans to buy out Rapid City Area Schools which…
The Rapid City Journal recently announced that the final publication date for both the Meade County Times-Tribune and Butte County Post will be November 8. On November 9, the Journal…
At its November 6 meeting, the Rapid City Council approved an increase to the city’s water rate, reports KOTA News. The council’s vote will increase the water rate by 43…
Physicians working in emergency rooms throughout the Black Hills have noted an increase in emergency visits as a result of illicit and illegal drug use, reports the Black Hills Pioneer.…
The ride-sharing transportation service known as Lyft will be soon be arriving in Rapid City. According to KOTA News, services could begin in approximately two months.The decision to offer services in…
Rapid City schools are preparing students how to react in the event that an active killer enters the building. According to KOTA News, the students will receive ALICE (Alert, Lockdown,…
On October 26, 1918, a man was arrested and brought to trial for spitting in public in Rapid City. According to the Rapid City Daily Journal, the anti-spitting ordinance was…
Sioux San – Rapid City Indian Health Service (IHS) Facility The Indian Health Service (IHS) is a federal health program for American Indians and Alaska Natives. IHS is an agency…
Officers of the Rapid City Police Department and the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office will begin wearing body cameras in 2018, as reported by KOTA News. While the technology will be new to both of these…
The first reading of an increase for Rapid City’s water rates was approved by the city council, reports KOTA News. The ordinance will increase water rates by 43 percent over…
In his third public presentation, Mayor Steve Allender presented two options to bring the Barnett Arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.…
The Rapid City Council is considering a five-year utility rate plan which may result in higher water bills for Rapid City residents next year. According to KOTA News, a recent…
Teachers in the Rapid City Area School District received a salary increase of more than nine percent last year, as reported by KOTA News. This increase is slightly over the…
At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, RapidRide experienced a 46.9 percent increase in student ridership. According to KOTA News, there were 11,695 youth passengers in September 2017 over…
The Rapid City Council denied an appeal made by a developer of a proposed subdivision intended for affordable housing, reports the Rapid City Journal. The developer had requested that the…
The Rapid City Council recently approved a reallocation of a two percent sales tax beginning in 2018, reports KOTA News. The reallocation will be directed toward improvements to the city’s…
Major renovations are currently in progress at Robbinsdale Park, according to KOTA News. As a result, the park will be closed until May 2018. Construction crews are currently updating the…
The Rapid City Council recently voted to increase the capital improvement fund to $3.4 million on September 19, reports KOTA News. The increase in funding will be used to improve…
The Indian Health Service (IHS) recently set standardized wait times for its patients, reports KOTA News. The agency implemented a 28-day wait for scheduled primary care visits and 48-hour waits…
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